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Hear Myrkur's Sweeping, Iridescent New Folk-Metal Song "Juniper"

Single comes paired with gorgeously morbid black-and-white music video

Myrkur, a.k.a. Danish multi-instrumentalist Amalie Bruun, has announced the forthcoming release of a new EP, Juniper, set for December 7th, and offered up a lush, stirring video for the record's title track. Shot on 16mm film, the clip combines a wide-eyed and in-your-face performance by Bruun, woven into scenes featuring a small, blonde girl in various woodland settings. She holds a dead bird, stroking its lifeless body as if trying to bring the creature back to life. An onslaught of deathly images focused on the entrails and corpses of deceased animals follows, ending on a peaceful note as the girl sleeps, seemingly safely, in her bed. 

Below, watch Myrkur's stunning piano cover of King Diamond's "Welcome Home":

As disturbing as it is enthralling, the video echoes the sentiments of the haunting tune: "Bring her bleeding heart to me/Only when the gods are free" are the lyrics that kick off the alternately beautiful and chilling chorus. Bruun's vocal performance is delicate and consuming, showcasing her range as a singer in contrast with some of her harsher work as Myrkur. Opulent strings fill the quieter bits, weighing down the melodic interludes for a grounded, earthly listening experience. 

Juniper — which features as its B-Side, "Bonden og Kragen," a solo reinterpretation of a traditional Danish folk song — is available for pre-order via Relapse Records. Myrkur have a slew of tour dates lined up through the end of the year, and 2019. See those below, along with the cover art for the new EP.

myrkur juniper cover art

Myrkur tour dates:
12/03 - SE Stockholm, Vasateatern 04/12 - NO Oslo, John Dee #
12/05 - SE Gothenburg, Pustervik #
12/07 - DK Aarhus, Voxhall #
12/08 - DK Copenhagen, Pumpehuset (Sold Out) #
12/10 - PL Poznan, U Bazyla #
12/11 - PL Krakow, Kwadrat #
12/13 - HU Budapest, Durer Kert #
12/14 - AT Vienna, Arena #
12/16 - NL Tilburg, 013 KZ #
12/18 - UK London, The Dome #
12/19 - UK Bristol, The Fleece #
12/20 - UK Nottingham, Rescue Rooms #
12/21 - UK Glasgow, CCA #
12/22 - UK Manchester, Gorilla #
04/11 - NL Tilburg - Roadburn Festival ^
07/1 - PL Bolkow Castle, Castle Party
08/09 - 08/10: CZ Jaromer, Brutal Assault

# - Jo Quail supporting
^ - Myrkur: Folkesange

Below, watch exclusive Myrkur interviews and performances: